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Amazon Music premiered this Friday a new version of “Suavemente,” by merengue singer Elvis Crespo, to celebrate in advance the 25th anniversary of a song that is included in the greatest hits of Latin music.
“Suavemente,” which was part of Elvis Crespo’s first solo album of the same name released in 1998, popularized merengue immediately with its energetic and very catchy rhythm, Amazon Music said in a statement.
The 51-year-old Puerto Rican singer, born in New York 51 years ago, earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Tropical Latin Album that year and “Suavemente” was the first tropical song to enter Billboard magazine’s Hot Latin Song chart.
Several artists such as Bad Bunny, Angie Martínez, and Pitbull have covered the song for its 25th anniversary, which will be exactly on April 14, 2023.
Crespo announced last September in San Juan a world tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of “Suavemente”, which will begin with a concert on April 14 at the Coca-Cola Music Hall in the Puerto Rican capital.
That new Amazon Original “Suavemente (25th Anniversary)” is an Amazon Music exclusive song that is part of the global initiative celebrating the pioneers who diversified music worldwide and changed the “status quo”.
The Game Changers features Latinos such as Elvis Crespo, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, J Balvin, Selena, Shakira, Juan Gabriel and Celia Cruz.